Søknad om interne forskningsmidler til doktorgradsløp ved Sykehuset Østfold

Søknadsfrist er fredag 1. desember kl. 12.00. Oppstart må være planlagt i løpet av ett år.

Søknad med tilhørende dokumenter må være på engelsk og skal inneholde 3 deler:

  1. Potensiell nytteverdi. Det bør fremheves dersom det finnes elementer som er særegene for Østfold eller der prosjektet vil bidra spesielt til lokale fortrinn. Maks 1 side.
  2. Prosjektbeskrivelse i hht tilpasset HSØ mal i dette dokumentet.
  3. CV til prosjektleder, hovedveileder/hvis det er en annen enn prosjektleder) og stipendiat. Tilhørende CV kan det legges ved en publikasjonsliste med relevante publikasjoner, maks 3 sider.

Formatkrav:

  • Prosjektbeskrivelsen skal være kortfattet og skrives på engelsk.
  • Sideantallsbegrensning: Maks.10 sider inkludert figurer/tabeller og referanseliste. Dette skal samles i en PDF og sendes forskningsavdelingen@so-hf.no.
  • Skrifttype: Tilsvarende Arial 11 pkt eller Times New Roman 12 pkt, enkel linjeavstand, min. 2 cm marger. For referanseliste og ev. figurtekst kan skriftstørrelse 9 benyttes.

Prosjektetes potensielle nytteverdi

Prosjektets forventede nytteverdi skal beskrives slik det beskrives i e-søknadsmalen til HSØ:

Give a brief account of the expected impact/benefit for patient care and/or disease prevention and/or health service organization and quality in the short and/or long term. Describe for whom the proposed research project will have an impact (target group), and how the results of the project may come to use.

In addition, the project description should be used to explain the importance of the proposal for:

  • obtaining new knowledge for the health services
  • creating potential for improvement of existing services / practice
  • filling knowledge gaps (academic significance)
  • creating other societal benefits
  • creating opportunities for generalization and a broad application of knowledge

Generelle tips:

FØLG MALEN NØYE!

Søknadene skal vurderes av eksterne, uavhengige fagfeller i vurderingskomiteer. Det er derfor viktig at forskningsprosjektet beskrives på en oversiktlig og strukturert måte i prosjektbeskrivelsen, som er meget sentral ved vurderingen av en søknad.

Vær nøye med å overholde formatkravene. Søknaden kan bli avvist dersom prosjektbeskrivelsen er for lang og/ eller skrevet på norsk

Unngå overdreven bruk av forkortelser og teknologisk/medisinsk terminologi etc.

Tydeliggjør doktorgrads- og/eller postdoktorstipendiaters oppgaver i prosjektet. Eventuelle utfordringer bør beskrives, samt hvordan de skal løses (kan være metodologisk, organisering, logistikk el.)

Merk at alle hovedpunktene i prosjektbeskrivelsen er obligatoriske, mens enkelte underpunkter kun er veiledende og ikke nødvendigvis relevante for alle prosjekter.
Del 3 – Hypoteser og mål er meget viktig. Må skrives klart, tydelig og etterprøvbart. Resten av prosjektbeskrivelsen må korrespondere med denne delen.


Template for the project description

 1. Project title
The title must correspond to the project content, should be written in English and consist of max. 150 characters. Do not use capital letters only.

2. Introduction
The introduction should provide a focused description of the scientific background for the project and an overview of state-of-the-art and key challenges in the field. The academic originality /novelty relative to the research front should be highlighted. Does the proposed project challenge current clinical practice and knowledge and/or current research?

3. Hypotheses, aims and objectives
Hypotheses should be presented clearly with regard to primary and secondary aims. The main and secondary aims should also be stated in the application form (eSøknad) and may be elaborated on further in the project description. The objectives should be clearly defined, concrete and verifiable. Provide a description of:

  • Hypotheses
  • Short and long term aims, objectives
  • Any results expected during the project period


4. Project methodology
Give an overview on the strategy for project implementation and describe how the project will be managed and completed within the given project period. 

 
4.1. Project design, method selection and analyses
Explain why the specified scientific methods have been chosen. Method choices should be justified, and it should be explained how they are suited to resolving the stated hypotheses and specific issues. Alternatively, provide a description of how suitable methods will be developed during the project. How are risks managed, e.g. through alternative research strategies?

Provide a description of:

  • Necessary equipment, infrastructure and access to resources
  • Methods and why these represent an innovative approach in the field (if relevant)
  • Study design (clinical trials)
  • Statistical power if relevant (clinical trials)

 

4.2. Participants, organization and collaborations
The proposal should include an overview of the project participants and their roles, organization and collaborations. Any positions applied for should be clearly described with detailed tasks and responsibilities.

Provide a description of:

  • Project participants, their roles, organization and positioning in the research group
  • Competence of the research environment relevant for implementation of the project
  • Scope of any external / regional / national / international collaborations
  • How the teaching environment facilitates completion of any PhD fellowships


4.3. Budget
If necessary, supplementary information about the budget and use of resources may be stated in the project description. The budget should provide a clear overview of the financial framework for the project and correspond to its aims and content. As this application is for salary, a justified budget for large running costs should be provided. 

4.4. Plan for activities, visibility and dissemination
A milestone plan (activities) for the project should be presented with a detailed description of the schedule and milestones supporting efficient realization of the project. It is particularly important that a realistic plan is provided for completing PhD fellowship.

4.5. Plan for implementation
Provide a description of the potential for implementing and / or translating results from the research project into practice within a realistic time frame. Describe any dependencies e.g. to development of competency and/or technology in other areas, which will contribute to implementation of the results. 

5. User involvement
Describe any plans for user involvement, the extent to which users will be involved in planning and/or execution of the project, or if so, why this is not relevant.

6. Ethical considerations
Describe any ethical consideration associated with the proposed research project, and how these will be handled. If there are no ethical issues, this should also be explained here. 

7. References

The list of references should refer to literature supporting the academic content of the project (may use size 9 font).